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Early kick-off planned at Kynoch Park following Storm Arwen damage as Keith aim to build on Nairn win by seeing off Highland League's bottom club Fort William


By Craig Christie

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KEITH will kick off early tomorrow after Storm Arwen wreaked havoc on their Kynoch Park ground.

Keith's Kieran Yeats pursues Nairn's Sam Gordon during the Maroons 3-1 win at Station Park..Picture: Callum Mackay..
Keith's Kieran Yeats pursues Nairn's Sam Gordon during the Maroons 3-1 win at Station Park..Picture: Callum Mackay..

A floodlight was uprooted and damage sustained to windows, gutters and the enclosure roof on Friday.

Because the floodlights won’t be fully operational this weekend, Keith’s match against Fort William starts at 1pm.

Manager Craig Ewen was pleased to end a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory at Nairn County last weekend

A first Highland League goal for Matty Tough and a Scott Gray double earned the win.

“I’m delighted for Scott,” said Ewen. “He works really hard and he’s had a lot of injury problems and has been a wee bit in and out.

“A few of the guys who have come in jumped up a few levels and they are testing themselves in this environment and they are all doing really well.

“Matty’s goal was thoroughly deserved and I’m really pleased for him. He ran his heart out, competed physically and it was a well-worked goal. There were a few give-and-go passes and a wee ball round the corner and he was on to it and finished it at the front post so I’m delighted for him.”

Keith were without Przemyslaw Nawrocki due to suspension and skipper Mikey Selfridge, but the recent addition of Tough, Aberdeen University pair Kieran Mooney and Nizam Abdulkarim, and Aberdeen loan keeper Jamie Shingler, has boosted squad numbers.

Nawrocki remains suspended for tomorrow but Selfridge should return, if Kynoch Park dries out in time for the game to be played.

Liam Strachan’s red card sees him banned.


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